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Macmillan Development Cancer Nurse Specialist

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 per annum
Closing date
28 Sep 2023

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Nurse, Adult nurse, Cancer nurse
Band 6
Full Time
Do you want to make a difference to the lives of patients and their families affected by cancer and aspire to become a skilled Clinical Nurse Specialist in the future? If this is you, then we are keen to hear from you.

You will work in a number of specialities and develop your capabilities to support career progression as a future Cancer Clinical Nurse Specialist.

Cancer teams promote multi-disciplinary working to facilitate the delivery of a patient-centred and clinically effective service for patients and families.

An opportunity to develop your career within cancer services and fully appreciate the one patient, one pathway approach to care, whilst working with an established team who are motivated and willing to invest their time to develop your skills.

You will have opportunities to support patients at all stages of the pathway from diagnostics, through different treatment modalities, follow up and palliative care.

Professional development will be supported using the ACCEND capability framework.

We would consider applications from an experienced Band 5 / Band 6 nurse with recent nursing experience of caring for patients with cancer, and a strong motivation and dedication to develop themselves in this field.

This post is fixed term and we would accept a secondment. We are looking for you to be based at Ipswich.

Informal discussions prior to application are actively encouraged. Please contact Louise Smith on 07712 669469 for more information.

Main duties of the job

  • Provide specialist cancer care, advice and support to patients, families, carers, as well as staff involved in the care and treatment of patients, within the speciality placement throughout their diagnostic, treatment and follow up pathway
  • Provide personalised cancer information and support across the whole speciality pathway, ensuring seamless care with other departments and services

About us

One of the largest Trust's in East Anglia, East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust (ESNEFT) provide hospital and community health services to people living across a wide geographical area. We deliver care from two main hospitals in Colchester and Ipswich, six community hospitals and in patients' own homes. You will be joining a team of over 11,000 amazing colleagues providing care to 800,000 residents.

Along with supporting you to achieve your career goals we offer a generous pension scheme, 27 days annual leave on commencement (pro rata) and access to a range of NHS discounts. Our Staff Health & Wellbeing programme offer a range of services including mental health support. We offer a range of flexible working opportunities.

Our philosophy is that Time Matters to everyone. Across the Trust, we concentrate on improving the things we do and removing those which do not work or cause time delays for our staff and patients.

To support our employees to achieve their career aspirations you may be eligible to obtain a qualification via an apprenticeship. All successful applicants will be required to undertake a skills review to facilitate this. For full details please see the attached Apprenticeship Handbook

If you are passionate about patient care and want to develop your skills and knowledge then we are keen to hear from you.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

For full details of the responsibilities and duties of this role please see the attached job description.

Person Specification



  • Registered Nurse Part 1, 2 or relevant section of the register
  • Honours Degree in Nursing, midwifery, research or ethics
  • Completed or working towards a Masters Degree in nursing, midwifery, research, ethics or relevant subject.
  • Relevant specialist post-registration qualification
  • Teaching/Assessment programme
  • Advanced communication skills training
  • Level 2 psychological skills training


  • Leadership development programme
  • Management development programme

Experience/ Knowledge


  • Significant relevant post registration experience in same specialty
  • Evidence of developing, leading & running nurse led clinics/ services using enhanced practice
  • Ability to work to Master level in everyday working practice
  • Experience in audit and evaluation of services
  • Demonstrates ability to work across organisational and professional boundaries
  • Able to negotiate effectively with different disciplines
  • Experience of managing organisational change
  • Evidence of leading and implementing service innovation
  • Practical experience in teaching patients and staff
  • Experience as a mentor/ facilitator


  • Budgetary management experience
  • Published articles/ poster presentations

Employer details

Employer name

East Suffolk and North Essex NHS Foundation Trust


Ipswich Hospital

Heath Road



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